Children's Dentistry

Our team at Daley Street Dental strongly believes in the importance of positive dental experiences for children and creating a trusting relationship with their family dentist. We aim to make every child’s check-up comfortable, fun and easy for both our little patients and their parents. Our team has decades of experience treating children’s smiles, and we always look forward to welcoming new patients to our Alstonville dental clinic. 

Our dentists, all being parents themselves, can help your children create healthy lifelong oral care habits. We are passionate about educating our little patients about:

  • Good oral hygiene at home
  • How diet contributes to their oral health
  • The importance of regular positive dental visits to build confidence in dentistry for a lifetime

Daley Street Dental provides comprehensive children’s dentistry to toddlers, school-age children, teens and young adults.

Free Children’s Dental Care

You may be eligible to receive $1000 of free children’s dental services at Daley Street Dental through Medicare’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) over 2 calendar years. For eligible families, Medicare will cover certain Child Dental services for children aged 2-17 years including:

  • Check-ups
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Extractions

Not sure if you are eligible?

Our friendly team can assist with checking your eligibility online, quickly and easily. We invite you to call us and we can check for you. Alternatively, you can check your eligibility through your MyGov portal at my.gov.au under the Medicare tab > History and Statements > Child Dental Benefits Schedule. 

Not Eligible for Child Dental Benefits?

If you are not eligible for Child Dental Benefits through Medicare, we can still help! Our practice offers gap-free visits for children of families with health funds or just $79 for non-health fund patients. This includes a check-up, clean and polish, fluoride treatment and x-rays (if required) at your child’s first dental visit at Daley Street Dental.

Your Child’s First Dental Appointment  

Your child’s first dental appointment is an exciting milestone, and our team at Daley Street Dental will make it fun, comfortable and engaging for your little one. We welcome children of any age, and we recommend seeing children regularly to monitor their:

  • Dental development
  • Intercepting any problems early, including tooth eruption and orthodontic concerns
  • Check for cavities and gum problems
  • Help reinforce good oral hygiene habits 
  • Help with habits, such as thumb sucking 

Our aim is to make sure your child feels comfortable at the dentist, is excited to come to their regular appointments, and desensitise them to receiving dental care in the future, should they need to. 

It’s our goal to make sure you and your child know that you are our special guests, and we will do all we can to make sure your child’s smile stays healthy and bright. One of our hygienists will even show you how to make brushing and flossing easy and fun for you and your child. 

The Importance of Primary Teeth 

Contrary to popular belief, primary teeth play an essential role in a child’s dental health and development. Though children eventually lose their baby teeth, these teeth are necessary because they: 

  • Hold the space for incoming adult teeth
  • Help your child bite and chew their food 
  • Support their speech development

Daley Street Dental focuses on prevention, and we want to help your child avoid cavities, when possible. However, if your child develops a cavity, we can preserve the tooth and protect your child’s smile using minimally invasive techniques, such as:

  • Fillings
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments

 If you would like to book your child’s first dental appointment, we invite you to call us at (02) 6628 0783

We look forward to welcoming your family to our Alstonville dental clinic!